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25 Weird American Foods That Made People Say, "Ew, But Also Yum?!"

Garlic ice cream, anyone?

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the weirdest food they've actually eaten in the US. Here are the very unique and questionably delicious results.

1. Peanut butter pizza.

The weirdest food I've probably ever had was when my mom took me to John's Incredible Pizza and they had a peanut butter pizza. It has peanut butter under the cheese.—jaymee1096
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The weirdest food I've probably ever had was when my mom took me to John's Incredible Pizza and they had a peanut butter pizza. It has peanut butter under the cheese.

jaymee1096

2. A Piccadilly snow cone.

It's basically a snow cone served with pickles soaked in Kool-Aid or syrup with candy (usually gummy bears) on top.—jmc289
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It's basically a snow cone served with pickles soaked in Kool-Aid or syrup with candy (usually gummy bears) on top.

jmc289

3. Lobster ice cream.

I tell people about this and they think it’s gross, but there is an ice cream shop in Maine [called Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium] that makes this and it was delicious.—sarac4d9d3a86f
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I tell people about this and they think it’s gross, but there is an ice cream shop in Maine [called Ben & Bill's Chocolate Emporium] that makes this and it was delicious.

sarac4d9d3a86f

4. Chocolate gravy and biscuits.

I don't think it's weird, but most people do. It's a favorite breakfast where I'm from in southern Tennesse.—sarahkatec
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I don't think it's weird, but most people do. It's a favorite breakfast where I'm from in southern Tennesse.

sarahkatec

5. Scrapple and eggs.

If you don’t know what scrapple is I got the definition from Google for you: scraps of pork or other meat stewed with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying, especially characteristic of eastern Pennsylvania. I promise it tastes really good especially with a little hot sauce.—katea47f60d135
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If you don’t know what scrapple is I got the definition from Google for you: scraps of pork or other meat stewed with cornmeal and shaped into loaves for slicing and frying, especially characteristic of eastern Pennsylvania. I promise it tastes really good especially with a little hot sauce.

katea47f60d135

6. Panfried squirrel.

Dress the squirrel then dip in egg wash followed by flour. Sear front and back in hot oil on the stove. Then pop in the oven until cooked through. Not bad. Tastes like rabbit.—internationalvelvet
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Dress the squirrel then dip in egg wash followed by flour. Sear front and back in hot oil on the stove. Then pop in the oven until cooked through. Not bad. Tastes like rabbit.

internationalvelvet

7. Pickled watermelon rinds.

Proving that we have too many pickled things.—vickif439da09e9
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Proving that we have too many pickled things.

vickif439da09e9

8. Chocolate milk made with potato flakes.

In Idaho they have chocolate milk that is mixed with potato flakes. It actually tastes like chocolate ice cream. Very weird, but very good!—jessam4f4d5c438
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In Idaho they have chocolate milk that is mixed with potato flakes. It actually tastes like chocolate ice cream. Very weird, but very good!

jessam4f4d5c438

9. Liver mush.

It's a Carolina classic and delicious. My hometown Shelby, NC holds a liver mush festival every year. —taylorodom94
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It's a Carolina classic and delicious. My hometown Shelby, NC holds a liver mush festival every year.

taylorodom94

10. Jell-O salad.

We have a family recipe that involves lime Jell-O, shredded cabbage, green peppers, green olives, and sweet pickles all set into a lovely mold. Apparently it was my great, great grandmother's favorite. It is not my favorite for the record.—raphaelahops
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We have a family recipe that involves lime Jell-O, shredded cabbage, green peppers, green olives, and sweet pickles all set into a lovely mold. Apparently it was my great, great grandmother's favorite. It is not my favorite for the record.

raphaelahops

11. Cheez Whiz spread on toast.

It’s hardly crazy, but anyone outside of my family who I talk to about it thinks it’s awfully strange. Cheez Whiz spread on buttered toast with a black cup of coffee is a satisfying breakfast.—kellyakabilly
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It’s hardly crazy, but anyone outside of my family who I talk to about it thinks it’s awfully strange. Cheez Whiz spread on buttered toast with a black cup of coffee is a satisfying breakfast.

kellyakabilly

12. Biscuits and reindeer gravy.

I tried biscuits and reindeer gravy in Alaska. Delicious, but so incredibly rich and thick.—ryenmdetoro
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I tried biscuits and reindeer gravy in Alaska. Delicious, but so incredibly rich and thick.

ryenmdetoro

13. A banana croquette.

They're bananas dipped in Miracle Whip and rolled in crushed peanuts. I had them all the time at family gatherings as a kid. But the whole combination itself is just weird.—horsequeen1527
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They're bananas dipped in Miracle Whip and rolled in crushed peanuts. I had them all the time at family gatherings as a kid. But the whole combination itself is just weird.

horsequeen1527

14. Deep-fried rattlesnake.

When I used to live in southern Arizona we used to go to this mock old western town called “Rawhide.” In their restaurant, they served up deep-fried rattlesnake and also, on the platter, was the severed rattler so you could take it home with you. It tasted like chewy fried chicken.—alyssamariegenevieveb
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When I used to live in southern Arizona we used to go to this mock old western town called “Rawhide.” In their restaurant, they served up deep-fried rattlesnake and also, on the platter, was the severed rattler so you could take it home with you. It tasted like chewy fried chicken.

alyssamariegenevieveb

15. Garlic ice cream.

I tried garlic ice cream in Gilroy, CA. It tasted like garlic AND vanilla. 50% gross, 50% "omg I can't live without it anymore."— Dóra Nagy, Facebook
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I tried garlic ice cream in Gilroy, CA. It tasted like garlic AND vanilla. 50% gross, 50% "omg I can't live without it anymore."

— Dóra Nagy, Facebook

16. Creamed chipped beef on toast.

My mom made creamed chipped beef on toast for me. Apparently, her father would make it for her as a kid in the '50s. —Jay Rock, Facebook
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My mom made creamed chipped beef on toast for me. Apparently, her father would make it for her as a kid in the '50s.

—Jay Rock, Facebook

17. Fried frog legs.

In Texas there’s a private school rivalry called "The Iron Skillet" between TCU and SMU. As a tradition, every year before the big football game, SMU serves their students fried frogs for lunch to “fry the frogs” because TCU is the Hornfrogs. Frog really does taste like chicken to me.—whitemariah65
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In Texas there’s a private school rivalry called "The Iron Skillet" between TCU and SMU. As a tradition, every year before the big football game, SMU serves their students fried frogs for lunch to “fry the frogs” because TCU is the Hornfrogs. Frog really does taste like chicken to me.

whitemariah65

18. Gator nuggets.

Delicious. Not quite chicken nuggets, not quite fish sticks. All parts yummy.—ladylibrary
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Delicious. Not quite chicken nuggets, not quite fish sticks. All parts yummy.

ladylibrary

19. Cheeseburger Pizza.

Cheeseburger pizza in Missouri — it has ground beef and all the toppings of a burger (mustard, pickles, etc.), but on a pizza! Super weird, yet surprisingly good! —christineh4e852b4f8
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Cheeseburger pizza in Missouri — it has ground beef and all the toppings of a burger (mustard, pickles, etc.), but on a pizza! Super weird, yet surprisingly good!

christineh4e852b4f8

20. A garbage plate.

It's a staple in every Rochester, NY diet. Two burgers on top of mac salad and home fries topped with a spicy meat sauce. (Optional: beans and onions) Add some ketchup/mustard and mix it all together. It looks gross, but tastes sooooo good. —taylorvogler8
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It's a staple in every Rochester, NY diet. Two burgers on top of mac salad and home fries topped with a spicy meat sauce. (Optional: beans and onions) Add some ketchup/mustard and mix it all together. It looks gross, but tastes sooooo good.

taylorvogler8

21. Chipped ham.

It's soooo good on a sandwich with mayo, pickles, lettuce, and crushed up BBQ chips or Doritos.—steelcitydiva
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It's soooo good on a sandwich with mayo, pickles, lettuce, and crushed up BBQ chips or Doritos.

steelcitydiva

22. A bison meat hot dog.

I didn’t like it, but I think that was mostly because I was 15 and expecting an actual hotdog.—katiec4a7e4ac80
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I didn’t like it, but I think that was mostly because I was 15 and expecting an actual hotdog.

katiec4a7e4ac80

23. Boiled peanuts.

The texture is so satisfying and there are two main flavors: Cajun and plain. I wish I could get my hands on them here in NY, but they only seem to be available down south. If you're in a gas station (that's mainly where they're sold) and you see them, give them a try and thank me later.—mandyciampa
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The texture is so satisfying and there are two main flavors: Cajun and plain. I wish I could get my hands on them here in NY, but they only seem to be available down south. If you're in a gas station (that's mainly where they're sold) and you see them, give them a try and thank me later.

mandyciampa

24. Bacon milkshake.

I guess other places do this now, but the bacon milkshake from Cookout in North Carolina was strange and, oddly, not horrible.—kelseyk4ddd0391a
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I guess other places do this now, but the bacon milkshake from Cookout in North Carolina was strange and, oddly, not horrible.

kelseyk4ddd0391a

25. A fried stick of butter.

My dad and sister shared a stick of fried butter once while i sat in disgust.—parkrmill
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My dad and sister shared a stick of fried butter once while i sat in disgust.

parkrmill

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